|Health and Illness in Humanities and Social Sciences II, 6 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course, the student should be able
- discuss the theories and works introduced during the cource
- analyse and discuss these theories and works orally and in writing,
- independently be able to search and use other references of relevance for questions related to the themes of the course,
- analyse and discuss the said theories and works in relation to relevant examples within the field of knowledge
|The aim of the course is for the students to increase their understanding of theories and works, mainly in social science and humanities, presented and discussed during the last 50 years, which have had a fundamental impact upon current perspectives on the complex relationship between society, individuals and health. The focus is on the innovators, i.e. on theorists and works which carried through a paradigmatic shift from purely biomedical to humanistc and social concerns, mainly during the 1970s and 1980s.
The course content comprises weekly sub-themes regarding specific works and theories from different disciplinary perspectives and traditions. The themes are chosen with the starting point in the works of authors who have had a significant impact on the interpretation and understanding of relations between health and society in different social and cultural contexts.
Single themes can be changed before the start of the course depending on the development of the research front and available competence in the teaching staff.
|Each theme will be studied during one week, starting with a key lecture. The students formulate questions for discussion at a final weekly seminar based upon lecture, obligatory and individually referred texts. Students are also given the opportunities to organise other forms of collective discussions. Their work is supported by interactive IT tools. Language of instruction: English.|
|Active participation in weekly seminars and individually produced discussion papers by each student, referring to key lectures, obligatory and individually selected texts, are the basis for an aggregated evaluation and marking made by the course examiner.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.
All applicants must show in-depth studies for at least one year in a field relevant for the course such as sociology, history, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, and ethics. Studies in medical and natural sciences may be accepted, if considered a relevant background for the course.
Documented knowledge of Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 575 + TWE-score 4.5, internetbased 90 TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.